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BIGOILEATURCRUD

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:12:20 AM

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) (TSLA) is adding lease- style financing for its Model S intended to broaden sales of the sedan as the maker of electric cars led by billionaire Elon Musk seeks to build on the company’s first quarterly profit.

U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), partners for the program, will provide qualified customers with 10 percent of the purchase price and be reimbursed through a $7,500 U.S. tax credit and state incentives, Tesla said yesterday in a statement. The company said on its website monthly payments under the offer are as low as $500, when savings on fuel and other costs are included. The amount excluding those items is at least twice as much, the website shows.

“Just factoring in stuff that’s true out of pocket, you can buy the 60-kilowatt Model S for $400
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:26:32 PM

Out of whose pocket? Al Gore's? I'm sorry but my pockets are not that deep. As the old saying goes: If the devil danced in empty pockets he'd have a ball in mine.
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SVmike
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:23:41 PM

EvergreenON says: Regardless of the financial benefits to be useful these cars must be able to perform at least 400 miles without recharging

Why? That is a ridiculous requirement in order to "useful." If you drove 400 miles everyday, then yes. But most people only drive 25 - 50 miles per day. For these people a car that can go 50 - 100 miles is quite useful. No, it won't go on a 1000 mile road trip.

50 miles per day is 18,000 miles per year. Well above the average. Average means some people are above, some below. But MOST are below the average since there are a few drivers that are way above the average.
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:57:37 AM

.
Go TESLA!
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ss70
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:16:46 AM

That shows the confidence in the product
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Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:52:37 AM

let the greenies write their own checks our of THEIR pockets to provide all future subsidies. Then if they succeed they can reap the profits.
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:49:17 AM

Stop making me pay for cars that are parked in others' driveways. This tax treatment is crap.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:53:25 AM

Great!
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BigKart
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:43:29 AM

Once again, requires someone else to subsidize electric cars to make their cost marginally viable.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:17:11 AM

just another huge rip off, even worse then a lease
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:09:57 AM

Leasing is stealing compared to driving it till the wheels fall off.
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:07:57 AM

I wonder how the creative accounting is done.
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vwilsonskis
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:14:42 AM

would love one but I do not have the extra income
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335d1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:08:03 AM

Coming down a little in price, I'll wait and see what happens in a few years.
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:02:01 AM

STOP using tax dollars to underright private industry!!!
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:59:03 AM

Out of my pocket range.
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:55:35 AM

saw one the other day.....

they cruise....

and we buy gas....
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:52:48 AM

Regardless of the financial benefits to be useful these cars must be able to perform at least 400 miles without recharging
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leeac
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:47:32 AM

EVs and hybrids are the personal transportation of the future.
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:45:40 AM

Still too expensive
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sabre75
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:44:19 AM

Good looking just sorry drive train.
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daequitz
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:31:10 AM

Good looking car. Put a real engine in it and you'd sell them.
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CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:30:09 AM

Interesting.
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bills299
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:29:03 AM

Not really sure about this!
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mandoid
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:19:10 AM

waste of taxpayer money
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grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:18:56 AM

Does not sound good to me.
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dandvicb
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:09:12 AM

wont be bought by me!
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:05:51 AM

Good job
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yardslave
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:55:41 AM

No place to buy one here...
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:55:04 AM

interesting
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nicven
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:33:13 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:21:43 AM

Buy Tesla get a tax credit.
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:17:33 AM

“It’s not a lease per se, it’s financing over five years,” said Musk. “I am personally standing behind that residual value, even if Tesla is unable to. That’s what I mean by putting my money where my mouth is,” he said, referring to a comment he made March 25 about plans for yesterday’s announcement.

Ah-ha

[Edited by: BIGOILEATURCRUD at 4/3/2013 5:18:04 AM EST]
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